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: the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth
a : the seat of the intellect : mind <two heads are better than one>
b : a person with respect to mental qualities <let wiser heads prevail>
c : natural aptitude or talent <a good head for figures>
d : mental or emotional control : poise <a level head>
e : headache
: the obverse of a coin —usually used in plural
a : person, individual <count heads>
b plural head : one of a number (as of domestic animals)
a : the end that is upper or higher or opposite the foot <the head of the table> <head of a sail>
b : the source of a stream
c : either end of something (as a drum) whose two ends need not be distinguished
: director, leader: as
a : headmaster
b : one in charge of a division or department in an office or institution
a : capitulum 2
b : the foliaged part of a plant especially when consisting of a compact mass of leaves or close fructification <a head of
a : the leading element of a military column or a procession
b : headway
a : the uppermost extremity or projecting part of an object : top
b : the striking part of a weapon, tool, or implement
c : the rounded proximal end of a long bone (as the humerus)
d : the end of a muscle nearest the origin
e : the oval part of a printed musical note
a : a body of water kept in reserve at a height; also : the containing bank, dam, or wall
b : a mass of water in motion
a : the difference in elevation between two points in a body of fluid
b : the resulting pressure of the fluid at the lower point expressible as this height; broadly : pressure of a fluid
a : the bow and adjacent parts of a ship
b : a ship's toilet; broadly : toilet 3
: the approximate length of the head of a horse <won by a head>
: the place of leadership, honor, or command <at the head of her class>
a (1) : a word or series of words often in larger letters placed at the beginning of a passage or at the top of a page in
order to introduce or categorize (2) : a separate part or topic
b : a portion of a page or sheet that is above the first line of printing
: the foam or scum that rises on a fermenting or effervescing liquid (as beer)
a : the part of a boil, pimple, or abscess at which it is likely to break
b : culminating point of action : crisis <events came to a head>
a : a part or attachment of a machine or machine tool containing a device (as a cutter or drill); also : the part of an
apparatus that performs the chief function or a particular function
b : an electromagnet used as a transducer in magnetic recording for recording on, reading, or erasing a magnetic
medium (as tape or a disk)
: an immediate constituent of a construction that can have the same grammatical function as the whole (as man in “an
old man”, “a very old man”, or “the man in the street”)
a : one who uses a drug —often used in combination <pothead>
b : a devoted enthusiast : aficionado —often used in combination <computerhead>
: often vulgar : fellatio, cunnilingus —usually used with give
Source: Miriam Webster,, October 24, 2012

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